2006–07 OHL season

The 2006–07 OHL season was the 27th season of the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL announced, a new rule titled "Checking to the Head," effective for this season.[1] Also announced, the recently adopted National Hockey League rule on stick curvature was not implemented until 2007–08. The season commenced on September 21, 2006, and twenty teams each played 68 games. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds moved from Sault Memorial Gardens (demolished in May 2006) into the new Steelback Centre, which opened October 11, 2006. The Oshawa Generals moved mid-season from the Oshawa Civic Auditorium to the General Motors Centre, on November 3, 2006. The Plymouth Whalers won the J. Ross Robertson Cup defeating the Sudbury Wolves in the championship series.

2006–07 OHL season
LeagueOntario Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
September 2006 – March 2007
Playoffs
March 2007 – May 2007
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)Rogers TV, TVCogeco
Finals championsPlymouth Whalers
OHL seasons
2006–07 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2006 – March 2007
QMJHL
September 2006 – March 2007
WHL
September 2006 – March 2007
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: DIV = Division; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Eastern conferenceEdit

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-Barrie Colts Central 68 48 19 0 1 97 273 193
2 y-Belleville Bulls East 68 39 24 0 5 83 260 227
3 x-Mississauga IceDogs Central 68 43 21 0 4 90 326 251
4 x-Oshawa Generals East 68 31 29 3 5 70 292 320
5 x-Kingston Frontenacs East 68 31 30 5 2 69 269 284
6 x-Sudbury Wolves Central 68 29 30 3 6 67 225 241
7 x-Ottawa 67's East 68 30 34 0 4 64 242 263
8 x-Brampton Battalion Central 68 27 36 1 4 59 214 277
9 Peterborough Petes East 68 24 39 1 4 53 198 274
10 Toronto St. Michael's Majors Central 68 20 41 4 3 47 225 325

Western conferenceEdit

Rank Team DIV GP W L OTL SL PTS GF GA
1 z-London Knights Midwest 68 50 14 1 3 104 311 231
2 y-Plymouth Whalers West 68 49 14 2 3 103 299 173
3 x-Kitchener Rangers Midwest 68 47 17 1 3 98 262 187
4 x-Saginaw Spirit West 68 44 21 0 3 91 291 217
5 x-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds West 68 37 23 1 7 82 227 219
6 x-Sarnia Sting West 68 34 24 5 5 78 270 241
7 x-Guelph Storm Midwest 68 33 23 3 9 78 215 200
8 x-Owen Sound Attack Midwest 68 31 30 3 4 69 256 261
9 Windsor Spitfires West 68 18 43 2 5 43 209 311
10 Erie Otters Midwest 68 15 50 1 2 33 209 378

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Patrick Kane London Knights 58 62 83 145 52
John Tavares Oshawa Generals 67 72 62 134 60
Sergei Kostitsyn London Knights 59 40 91 131 76
Tyler Donati Belleville Bulls 66 55 74 129 52
Sam Gagner London Knights 53 35 83 118 36
Bryan Little Barrie Colts 57 41 66 107 77
Evan Brophey Plymouth Whalers 68 36 71 107 91
Bobby Ryan Owen Sound Attack 63 43 59 102 66
Brett MacLean Oshawa Generals 68 47 53 100 43
Bobby Hughes Kingston Frontenacs 59 40 56 96 76

Leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SL GA SO Sv% GAA
Michal Neuvirth Plymouth Whalers 41 2223 26 8 2 2 86 4 0.932 2.32
Thomas McCollum Guelph Storm 55 3158 26 18 3 7 126 5 0.918 2.39
John Murray Kitchener Rangers 55 3121 40 9 1 2 134 5 0.909 2.58
Jeremy Smith Plymouth Whalers 34 1901 23 6 0 1 82 4 0.923 2.59
Andrew Perugini Barrie Colts 57 3304 40 16 0 1 156 4 0.917 2.83

CHL Canada/Russia SeriesEdit

The 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge between the OHL and the Russian team was hosted by the Sarnia Sting on November 23, 2006, and by the Oshawa Generals on November 27, 2006. The OHL won the first game 5–0, and the second game 4–3.

All-Star ClassicEdit

The All-Star Classic was played on January 31, 2007, at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 13–9 in the game attended by 5,527 spectators.[2] The top scorers were Hunter Tremblay (Barrie Colts) and Sam Gagner (London Knights), each with five points.[3] The Eastern Conference also prevailed 15–13 in the skills competition held the night before.[4]

PlayoffsEdit

List of complete playoffs results.[5]

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Finals
            
E1 Barrie 4
E8 Brampton 0
E1 Barrie 0
E6 Sudbury 4
E3 Mississauga 1
E6 Sudbury 4
E6 Sudbury 4
E2 Belleville 2
E2 Belleville 4
E7 Ottawa 1
E2 Belleville 4
E4 Oshawa 0
E4 Oshawa 4
E5 Kingston 1
E6 Sudbury 2
W2 Plymouth 4
W1 London 4
W8 Owen Sound 0
W1 London 4
W5 S.S. Marie 3
W4 Saginaw 2
W5 S.S. Marie 4
W1 London 1
W2 Plymouth 4
W2 Plymouth 4
W7 Guelph 0
W2 Plymouth 4
W3 Kitchener 1
W3 Kitchener 4
W6 Sarnia 0

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern conferenceEdit

Barrie vs. Brampton
Date Away Home
March 24 Brampton 2 4 Barrie
March 25 Barrie 3 2 Brampton 2OT
March 27 Brampton 1 4 Barrie
March 29 Barrie 5 4 Brampton OT
Barrie wins 4–0
Belleville vs. Ottawa
Date Away Home
March 26 Ottawa 4 3 Belleville OT
March 27 Belleville 5 4 Ottawa
March 29 Ottawa 0 3 Belleville
March 30 Belleville 4 2 Ottawa
April 1 Ottawa 3 4 Belleville OT
Belleville wins 4–1
Mississauga vs. Sudbury
Date Away Home
March 23 Sudbury 5 4 Mississauga
March 25 Sudbury 3 4 Mississauga
March 27 Mississauga 1 3 Sudbury
March 29 Mississauga 3 6 Sudbury
April 1 Sudbury 6 5 Mississauga
Sudbury wins 4–1
Oshawa vs. Kingston
Date Away Home
March 23 Kingston 2 3 Oshawa OT
March 25 Oshawa 7 6 Kingston OT
March 27 Kingston 4 7 Oshawa
March 29 Oshawa 2 8 Kingston
March 30 Kingston 2 4 Oshawa
Oshawa wins 4–1

Western conferenceEdit

London vs. Owen Sound
Date Away Home
March 23 Owen Sound 3 6 London
March 24 London 2 1 Owen Sound OT
March 27 Owen Sound 3 6 London
March 29 London 8 5 Owen Sound
London wins 4–0
Plymouth vs. Guelph
Date Away Home
March 24 Guelph 2 3 Plymouth OT
March 25 Plymouth 5 3 Guelph
March 27 Guelph 1 7 Plymouth
March 29 Plymouth 3 2 Guelph
Plymouth wins 4–0
Kitchener vs. Sarnia
Date Away Home
March 22 Sarnia 4 6 Kitchener
March 23 Kitchener 4 3 Sarnia
March 25 Sarnia 2 3 Kitchener
March 27 Kitchener 7 5 Sarnia
Kitchener wins 4–0
Saginaw vs. Sault Ste. Marie
Date Away Home
March 23 S.S. Marie 3 4 Saginaw
March 24 S.S. Marie 5 1 Saginaw
March 27 Saginaw 1 2 S.S. Marie
March 28 Saginaw 3 5 S.S. Marie
March 30 S.S. Marie 1 7 Saginaw
April 1 Saginaw 3 4 S.S. Marie OT
S.S. Marie wins 4–2

Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern conference
Barrie vs. Sudbury
Date Away Home
April 5 Sudbury 4 3 Barrie OT
April 7 Barrie 3 4 Sudbury OT2
April 9 Sudbury 3 2 Barrie OT
April 11 Barrie 2 4 Sudbury
Sudbury wins 4–0
Belleville vs. Oshawa
Date Away Home
April 6 Oshawa 5 7 Belleville
April 8 Belleville 5 2 Oshawa
April 10 Oshawa 4 6 Belleville
April 11 Belleville 5 2 Oshawa
Belleville wins 4–0
Western conference
London vs. Sault Ste. Marie
Date Away Home
April 5 S.S. Marie 1 3 London
April 6 S.S. Marie 1 4 London
April 9 London 6 5 S.S. Marie OT
April 10 London 0 3 S.S. Marie
April 13 S.S. Marie 5 2 London
April 15 London 4 5 S.S. Marie
April 16 S.S. Marie 4 8 London
London wins 4–3
Plymouth vs. Kitchener
Date Away Home
April 6 Kitchener 5 6 Plymouth OT
April 8 Plymouth 3 2 Kitchener
April 10 Kitchener 4 5 Plymouth OT
April 11 Plymouth 2 4 Kitchener
April 13 Kitchener 1 4 Plymouth
Plymouth wins 4–1

Conference finalsEdit

Eastern conference Western conference
Belleville vs. Sudbury
Date Away Home
April 18 Sudbury 2 3 Belleville
April 19 Sudbury 3 2 Belleville OT
April 22 Belleville 2 1 Sudbury OT
April 23 Belleville 2 3 Sudbury OT
April 25 Sudbury 4 1 Belleville
April 27 Belleville 3 4 Sudbury OT3
Sudbury wins 4–2
London vs. Plymouth
Date Away Home
April 19 Plymouth 5 1 London
April 20 London 1 5 Plymouth
April 23 Plymouth 5 2 London
April 24 London 5 2 Plymouth
April 26 Plymouth 4 1 London
Plymouth wins 4–1

J. Ross Robertson CupEdit

Plymouth vs. Sudbury
Date Away Home
May 4 Sudbury 1 4 Plymouth
May 6 Sudbury 7 3 Plymouth
May 8 Plymouth 4 5 Sudbury OT
May 9 Plymouth 3 1 Sudbury
May 11 Sudbury 3 Plymouth 4 OT
May 13 Plymouth 3 Sudbury 2 OT
Plymouth wins 4–2

J. Ross Robertson Cup Champions RosterEdit

2006-07 Plymouth Whalers[6]
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

AwardsEdit

J. Ross Robertson Cup: Plymouth Whalers
Hamilton Spectator Trophy: London Knights
Bobby Orr Trophy: Sudbury Wolves
Wayne Gretzky Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Emms Trophy: Barrie Colts
Leyden Trophy: Belleville Bulls
Holody Trophy: London Knights
Bumbacco Trophy: Plymouth Whalers
Red Tilson Trophy: John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy: Patrick Kane, London Knights
Matt Leyden Trophy: Mike Vellucci, Plymouth Whalers
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy: Patrick Kane, London Knights
Max Kaminsky Trophy: Marc Staal, Sudbury Wolves
OHL Goaltender of the Year: Steve Mason, London Knights
Jack Ferguson Award: Ryan O'Reilly, Erie Otters
Dave Pinkney Trophy: Michal Neuvirth & Jeremy Smith, Plymouth Whalers
OHL Executive of the Year: Craig Goslin, Saginaw Spirit
Emms Family Award: Patrick Kane, London Knights
F.W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy: Michal Neuvirth, Plymouth Whalers
Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy: Andrew Gibbons, Belleville Bulls
William Hanley Trophy: Tom Pyatt, Saginaw Spirit
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy: Tyler Donati, Belleville Bulls
Bobby Smith Trophy: Steven Stamkos, Sarnia Sting
Roger Neilson Memorial Award: Derrick Bagshaw, Erie Otters
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award: Andrew Shorkey, Owen Sound Attack
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy: Casey Cizikas, Mississauga IceDogs
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award: Marc Staal, Sudbury Wolves

All-Star teamsEdit

First teamEdit

Second teamEdit

Third teamEdit

2007 OHL Priority SelectionEdit

On May 5, 2007, the OHL conducted the 2007 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. The Erie Otters held the first overall pick in the draft, and selected Ryan O'Reilly from the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. O'Reilly was awarded the Jack Ferguson Award, awarded to the top pick in the draft.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round of the 2007 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.[7]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
1 Ryan O'Reilly (C)   Canada Erie Otters Varna, Ontario Toronto Jr. Canadiens
2 Taylor Hall (LW)   Canada Windsor Spitfires Kingston, Ontario Kingston Minor Midget
3 Casey Cizikas (C)   Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Reps
4 Zack Kassian (RW)   Canada Peterborough Petes Belle River, Ontario Windsor AAA Zone
5 Matt Duchene (C)   Canada Brampton Battalion Haliburton, Ontario Central Ontario Wolves
6 Michael Latta (C)   Canada Ottawa 67's St. Clements, Ontario Waterloo Wolves
7 Daniel Maggio (RW)   Canada Sudbury Wolves LaSalle, Ontario Windsor AAA Zone
8 Joey Hishon (C)   Canada Owen Sound Attack Stratford, Ontario Stratford Major Midget
9 Ethan Werek (C)   Canada Kingston Frontenacs Goodwood, Ontario Toronto Marlboros
10 Justin Shugg (RW)   Canada Oshawa Generals Niagara Falls, Ontario Niagara Rivermen
11 Peter Holland (C)   Canada Guelph Storm Caledon, Ontario Brampton '45s
12 Colt Kennedy (RW)   Canada Sarnia Sting Ajax, Ontario Ajax-Pickering Raiders
13 Jordan Mayer (C)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kingston, Ontario Kingston Minor Midget
14 Tyler Randell (RW)   Canada Belleville Bulls Brampton, Ontario Brampton '45s
15 Andrew Agozzino (LW)   Canada Mississauga IceDogs Kleinburg, Ontario Mississauga Reps
16 Daniel Pachis (C)   Canada Saginaw Spirit Whitby, Ontario Whitby Wildcats
17 Mitch Lebar (RW)   Canada Barrie Colts Aurora, Ontario Toronto Nationals
18 Cam Fowler (D)   United States Kitchener Rangers Farmington Hills, Michigan Detroit Honeybaked 16U
19 Beau Schmitz (D)   United States Plymouth Whalers Howell, Michigan Detroit Belle Tire 16U
20 Michael Zador (G)   Canada London Knights Toronto, Ontario Toronto Marlboros

2007 CHL Import DraftEdit

On June 27, 2007, the Canadian Hockey League conducted the 2007 CHL Import Draft, in which teams in all three CHL leagues participate in. The Erie Otters held the first pick in the draft by a team in the OHL, and selected Jaroslav Janus from Slovakia with their selection.

Below are the players who were selected in the first round by Ontario Hockey League teams in the 2007 CHL Import Draft.[8]

# Player Nationality OHL Team Hometown Minor Team
2 Jaroslav Janus (G)   Slovakia Erie Otters Presov, Slovakia Bratislava Slovan Jr.
5 Mikkel Boedker (LW)   Denmark Kitchener Rangers Brondby, Denmark Vastra Frolunda HC Jr.
8 Michal Jordan (D)   Czech Republic Windsor Spitfires Zlin, Czech Republic Zlin Jr.
11 Vladimir Roth (D)   Czech Republic London Knights Prague, Czech Republic Slavia Praha Jr. B
14 Alexander Eriksson (D)   Sweden Brampton Battalion Umeå, Sweden Bjorkloven Jr.
17 Radim Ostrcil (D)   Czech Republic Ottawa 67's Vsetin, Czech Republic Vsetin HC Petra
20 Jaroslav Hertl (D)   Czech Republic Brampton Battalion Prague, Czech Republic Slavia Praha Jr.
23 Milan Doczy (D)   Czech Republic Owen Sound Attack Zlin, Czech Republic Trinec HC Zelenzarny Jr.
26 Andris Dzerins (LW)   Latvia Kingston Frontenacs Jekabpils, Latvia Lukko Rauma Jr.
29 Jakub Kovar (G)   Czech Republic Oshawa Generals Pisek, Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice HC
32 Denis Hollenstein (LW)   Switzerland Guelph Storm Zurich, Switzerland Kloten EHC Sports AG Jr.
35 Tomi Karhunen (G)   Finland Sarnia Sting Joensuu, Finland Karpat Oulu Jr.
38 Martin Paryzek (D)   Czech Republic Ottawa 67's České Budějovice, Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice Jr.
41 Marek Indra (LW)   Czech Republic Sarnia Sting Prague, Czech Republic Slavia Praha Jr.
44 Dalimir Jancovic (C/LW)   Slovakia Niagara IceDogs Martin, Slovakia Martin Jr.
47 Andre Petersson (RW)   Sweden Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Tingsryd, Sweden HV 71 J18A
50 Jaroslav Kruzik (D)   Czech Republic Barrie Colts Jihlava, Czech Republic Kladno Jr. B
53 Ondrej Pekarik (C)   Czech Republic Owen Sound Attack Pribram, Czech Republic Sparta Praha Jr.
56 Simon Fischhaber (C)   Germany Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Greiling, Germany Bad Tolz EC Jr.
58 Heikki Hyvonen (D)   Finland London Knights Espoo, Finland Jokerit Helsinki Jr.

2007 NHL Entry DraftEdit

On June 22-23, 2007, the National Hockey League conducted the 2007 NHL Entry Draft held at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. In total, 35 players from the Ontario Hockey League were selected in the draft. Patrick Kane of the London Knights was the first player from the OHL to be selected, as he was taken with the first overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Below are the players selected from OHL teams at the NHL Entry Draft. [9]

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team Hometown OHL Team
1 1 Patrick Kane (RW)   United States Chicago Blackhawks Buffalo, New York London Knights
1 6 Sam Gagner (C)   Canada Edmonton Oilers Oakville, Ontario London Knights
1 9 Logan Couture (C)   Canada San Jose Sharks London, Ontario Ottawa 67's
2 32 Brett MacLean (LW)   Canada Phoenix Coyotes Port Elgin, Ontario Oshawa Generals
2 34 Josh Godfrey (D)   Canada Washington Capitals Kingston, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2 37 Stefan Legein (RW)   Canada Columbus Blue Jackets Oakville, Ontario Mississauga IceDogs
2 42 Eric Tangradi (LW)   United States Anaheim Ducks Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Belleville Bulls
2 43 P.K. Subban (D)   Canada Montreal Canadiens Rexdale, Ontario Belleville Bulls
2 49 Trevor Cann (G)   Canada Colorado Avalanche Oakville, Ontario Peterborough Petes
2 54 Jeremy Smith (G)   United States Nashville Predators Brownstown, Michigan Plymouth Whalers
2 56 Akim Aliu (RW)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Toronto, Ontario Sudbury Wolves
2 58 Nick Spaling (C)   Canada Nashville Predators Drayton, Ontario Kitchener Rangers
2 59 Drew Schiestel (D)   Canada Buffalo Sabres Hamilton, Ontario Mississauga IceDogs
2 61 Wayne Simmonds (RW)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Pickering, Ontario Owen Sound Attack
3 62 Mark Katic (D)   Canada New York Islanders Porcupine, Ontario Sarnia Sting
3 73 Yannick Weber (D)   Switzerland Montreal Canadiens Bern, Switzerland Kitchener Rangers
3 74 Dale Mitchell (RW)   Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Mississauga, Ontario Oshawa Generals
3 78 Robert Bortuzzo (D)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Thunder Bay, Ontario Kitchener Rangers
3 79 Nick Palmieri (RW)   United States New Jersey Devils Clinton, New York Erie Otters
3 82 Bryan Cameron (RW)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Brampton, Ontario Belleville Bulls
4 111 Luca Caputi (LW)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Vaughan, Ontario Mississauga IceDogs
4 117 Matt Halischuk (RW)   Canada New Jersey Devils Mississauga, Ontario Kitchener Rangers
5 132 Chris Terry (C)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Brampton, Ontario Plymouth Whalers
5 141 Jake Muzzin (D)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Woodstock, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
5 143 Mickey Renaud (C)   Canada Calgary Flames Tecumseh, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
5 149 Michael Neal (LW)   Canada Dallas Stars Whitby, Ontario Belleville Bulls
6 156 Richard Greenop (RW)   Canada Chicago Blackhawks Bowmanville, Ontario Windsor Spitfires
6 160 Anthony Peluso (D)   Canada St. Louis Blues King City, Ontario Erie Otters
6 162 Brett Bellemore (D)   Canada Carolina Hurricanes Windsor, Ontario Plymouth Whalers
6 171 Dustin Jeffrey (C)   Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Courtright, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
6 172 Luke Gazdic (LW)   Canada Dallas Stars Toronto, Ontario Erie Otters
6 178 Zack Torquato (C)   Canada Detroit Red Wings Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Erie Otters
6 180 Justin Taylor (C)   Canada Washington Capitals London, Ontario London Knights
6 181 Corey Syvret (D)   Canada Florida Panthers Millgrove, Ontario Guelph Storm
7 184 Josh Kidd (D)   Canada Los Angeles Kings Sundridge, Ontario Erie Otters

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Checking to the Head," Archived 2006-10-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ ":::: THE OFFICIAL OHL WEBSITE ::::". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-01.
  3. ^ ":::: THE OFFICIAL OHL WEBSITE ::::". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-01.
  4. ^ ":::: THE OFFICIAL OHL WEBSITE ::::". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-01.
  5. ^ www.ontariohockeyleague.com
  6. ^ "Ontario Hockey League – Official Site of the Ontario Hockey League".
  7. ^ "Ontario Hockey League – Official Site of the Ontario Hockey League".
  8. ^ "CHL".
  9. ^ https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2007e.html/

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